Fair points. Though the way I see it, since Seven and Nine have more eyeballs in general, there’s potentially better exposure through factors such as advertising and lead-in.Disagree - the ratings are a reflection of the shit we're being served up, regardless of what channel it's on.
10 has some great shows that do good number, The Masked Singer, Survivor, HYBPA come to mind.
One can dream ... they can and should probably take it back to it's roots. In a modern PC world, that would be hard, but not impossible. A "live" house with an appropriate time delay to air so that turkey slap incidents could be blocked from going to air, live feeds (streaming) with appropriate content warnings about possible swearing and nudity etc (perhaps even set up a dedicated subscriber channel where potential viewers sign up completely and fully informed), public votes, proper challenges or "Friday Night Live" style games, and a strict BB who enforces rules and doesn't come across as too friendly or interfere in the natural flow of things. If you want to spice it up, then allow strategic talk and alliances etc (I actually like that format better than having to keep your nomination and voting thoughts to yourself). I don't see a need for ticketed auditorium/crowd evictions, but, that would certainly be the way to raise revenue toward the prize money and production costs (sadly, Covid may have something to say about that though).
Currently, the TV networks seem scared that the old style format will not work in a modern world. It can and will work if BB enforces the rules. As soon as something looks like going in the wrong direction in the house, BB does what BB should do (and did do in the past) ... he steps in and puts an immediate stop to it.
I do also agree with what Kingston said above that there also probably needs to be something new in the mix to keep things exciting and to move the show forward. But, we've not had the "old format" for so long now, that, to many, it might feel like a completely new show and that could be in and of itself the "something new" that people don't yet realise they want.
I’m A Celebrity manages to have the camp mates daily life and conversations and fit the daily Tucker Trial in every episode. Big Brother could be benefitted having a similar structure with daily life in the house and the nominations challenge. Right now the whole show is just gameplay and the challenges are too long. Let’s spread out the evictions and nominations challenges so it is not the same thing everyday. BB US only has one evictee each week. They have a weekly structure they follow. 7 should do the same for Australia.
True, but there's a million different ways to advertise these days. With the exception of BB, I NEVER watch Channel 7, but BB was being advertised all over my Facebook, Instagram and even side banners on news.com.au, so even if I wasn't interested, I'd know it was on.Fair points. Though the way I see it, since Seven and Nine have more eyeballs in general, there’s potentially better exposure through factors such as advertising and lead-in.
The Turkey Slap incident never went to air. Somebody watching the live stream at 3-4 in the morning gave the footage to Channel 7 and 9 who showed it on their news and shows like Today Tonight and A Current Affair.
Since BBCAN is essentially BBUSA, I don't know how that would go down in Australia. Didn't Nine, or one of the sub channels, air CBBUSA and it was a complete flop? Though I guess that could've been from the houseguests' lack of notoriety in AU rather than Australians rejecting the format...I wouldn’t be mad if they basically replicated the format of BBCAN.
They can absolutely do that. They could have a 30 minute delay. The US ones used to switch to fish cam or something didn't they whenever they didn't want to show stuff live. I haven't watched that since 2006 so a bit hazy on that (may have been some actual haze involved back then, too).Ah yes. That does ring a bell now (it's been a while since that event and my memory is hazy). Well, I am not 100% sure how streaming works, but, if they are filming in the house and streaming it to the Internet, then surely the same applies where you can have a delay and someone in a control room ... a middle-man between the filming and the Internet ... who can halt the stream before it makes it online.